Lost River

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"Dive deep into the underwater town."
  • R
  • 2014
  • 1 hr 55 min
  • 5.7  (19,019)
  • 42

In the movie Lost River, we are introduced to a world where poverty and darkness consume a desolate town from the inside out. This town is where we meet our central character, a young single mother named Billy, played by Christina Hendricks, who is struggling to make ends meet and provide for her family. Her son Bones, played by Iain De Caestecker, is heavily invested in a dark and ominous world where he spends much of his days exploring abandoned buildings and vacant lots.

As the story unfolds, we see the struggle that these two characters face as their world is falling apart around them. Billy is living in a house that is slowly sinking into the ground, a physical representation of the hopelessness that seems to be dragging her and her family under. She is also being relentlessly pursued by a sleazy bank manager, played by Ben Mendelsohn, who keeps threatening to take away the only thing that she has left.

Bones, on the other hand, is struggling with inner demons that have been brought on by his surroundings. However, he finds solace in a mysterious girl named Rat, played by Saoirse Ronan, who he meets during one of his explorations of the town. Rat becomes an unlikely guardian who helps him navigate the danger that surrounds them both.

As the movie progresses, we see Billy and Bones both drawn further into this dark world, where violence and despair seem to be the only constants. Billy finds herself seduced by a glamorous but dangerous performer named Cat, played by Eva Mendes, and Bones becomes embroiled in a plot that involves the town’s mysterious underwater city.

Although the movie is often surreal and unsettling, it is also a visually stunning masterpiece. The directorial debut of Ryan Gosling, Lost River is a film that is full of breathtaking imagery and moodiness that is truly unique. The use of color, light, and shadow are all tools that are utilized to create a fully immersive experience for the viewer, and it is one that is truly unforgettable.

Overall, Lost River is a film that is both haunting and beautiful. It is a story that is both bleak and uplifting, and it is one that lingers in the mind long after it is over. It is a movie that is transcendent in its artistry, and it is a testament to the incredible skill and vision of its creator. Although it may not be for everyone, those who appreciate a good art film will surely be moved by what they see in Lost River.

Lost River is a 2014 drama with a runtime of 1 hour and 55 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.7 and a MetaScore of 42.

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    5.7  (19,019)
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